Counsel of Chalcedon

The Family

The family can be a major source of counseling problems. It is here that different backgrounds and habits are brought under one roof. The different family members are influenced by various and diverse surroundings. All of these differences allow for confusion, misunderstanding and rebellion. Added to these common problems is the pressure of a humanistically oriented society whose faulty and flawed presuppositions are based on its own fallen rationalism and depraved experience. Who will counsel those who have been influenced by these pseudo-alternatives?

Counseling the family as a unit or as individual members has its foundation in theological presuppositions, not in the presuppositions of secular humanism. The family is a divine institution, established by God at creation. The family is not the result of a social evolutionary process but of a divinely ordained institution.